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[Release] DataLase & HAVI Collaborate on Digital Touchpoint for Global Market

6/22/2017

Tokyo, June 22, 2017 – Inline Digital Printing experts DataLase, part of SATO Group, are working in collaboration with HAVI, a packaging, analytic, market analysis and supply chain management specialist, to develop on demand point of sale printing solutions for the food services sector, including restaurants, convenience stores, and fast food outlets.

HAVI collects data gathered from the point of sale to share with suppliers and partners, allowing brand owners to print personalized, real time, contextual information that can be deployed onto packaging at any point in the supply chain. When combined with DataLase’s laser activated colour change materials, the partnership will bring innovative solutions for point of sale food service outlets to market, enabling them to expand the interaction and engagement with consumers through personalized packaging.

The solutions will allow brand owners to expand their ‘moment of truth’ with the consumer; bringing traditional large scale marketing campaigns to a more personalized, one to one level, keeping the consumer engaged and connected with brands, and encouraging repeat business and impulse buying behaviour.

Shane Bertsch, vice president of global innovation for HAVI, said: “Product packaging has the potential to become an adaptable digital touchpoint. With the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), packaging companies are beginning to tap into its potential benefits.”

“At HAVI, we take pride in being actively involved with our customers and helping them deploy solutions through our business units and talented employees. It was clear to HAVI that partnering with DataLase mutually gives us the opportunity to deliver revolutionary solutions that our customers are asking for, allowing them to deliver one-to-one messaging to personally connect with consumers, whilst building brand loyalty.”

The DataLase Inline Digital Printing solution complements this considered approach by creating real-time marketing capability on a product or pack at the point of fill or use. High quality graphics, logos and variable data for targeted marketing is lasered on to a pre-printed or flood coated package.

Chuck Pemble, DataLase vice president of business development, Americas, said: “HAVI’s vision for their customers aligns well with DataLase’s strategy for our global solutions. It was a natural fit to partner with HAVI to utilise our global organisations to work towards deploying these solutions.”

The DataLase technology allows true personalization of products and packs to ensure relevant and timely messages are delivered to targeted groups of consumers. Producing completely bespoke and targeted packaging on a personal, regional or local scale is now a reality thanks to this unique technology.

About Datalase
DataLase Ltd. is a leading inline digital printing company. Headquartered in Widnes, Cheshire, UK, DataLase works with a selection of market leading strategic partners across inks and coatings, substrates and brands to deliver revolutionary solutions for inline digital printing of products and packaging. The mission of the company is to deliver innovative, cost effective, high speed digital printing solutions to brand owners that provide the enhanced quality, operational efficiency and marketing capability to grow brand value and protect market share.
For further information, please visit our website
www.datalase.com and follow us on Twitterlinkedin and Youtube.

About SATO
SATO (TOKYO:6287) bridges the last inch of the last mile for customers by integrating Auto-ID technologies and revolutionary materials to tag and track items, ensuring inventory visibility for improved user experience and business results. Engineering solutions that unleash the power of IoT, SATO provides value to customers in the form of accuracy, sustainability, labor and resource savings, reassurance and emotional connections. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, it reported revenues of JPY 106,302 million (US $980 million*). More information about SATO can be found at www.satoworldwide.com or on linkedin and twitter.

*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 108.34 Japanese Yen


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For Media Enquiries:
Kevin Leidheiser
Public Relations Group
SATO Holdings Corporation
grp-koho@sato-global.com

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